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The library is now lending out STEAM kits!

 

With the generous support of our Gibsons Library Foundation, we have developed a diverse range of STEAM kits that are now available to borrow. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) encompasses key areas of learning so important in our contemporary world. With the mission to both help people embrace technology and to offer them respite from the digital world, our STEAM kits can be borrowed to take home and enjoy.

 

Our Child and Youth Services Librarian Pippa Rogers put together these new resources that will appeal to children and adults alike. Quality binoculars and a bird book in one kit encourages a nature appreciation outing. Musical fun can also be had with the ukulele kit, the Kindred Spirit drum kit, or the innovative Specdrums where app-enabled rings allow you to make music with colour. Engineering challenges can be taken on with wooden KEVA planks- many intricate structures are possible. On the digital literacy front there are kits that introduce coding and problem solving with child friendly robots like Cubetto and the Ozobot Bit. Check one out today!

 

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Call us! 604-886-2130

Email us! gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5

Closed on Family Day, Monday, Feb. 15

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

Your writing deserves to be shared!

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to listen to people share their original material. If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at a future Open Mic Night, let us know via email at stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Club

Wednesday, February 10 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

This month, our Movie Club is discussing I Am Not Your Negro -

James Baldwin and Race in America. "An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism." Find out more.

 

 

 

 

Picture Books 101

Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link

Curious about how to go about writing a children’s book? Join us on Zoom to listen to local picture book author Kallie George walk you through the process. She will discuss the writing process, collaboration with an illustrator, editing, getting an agent, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, February 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters' monthly Zoom with Us meeting.This month's topic: Fun with Video Editing. Learn more here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seed Clinics

Monday February 22, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Wednesday February 24, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday February 27, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Three seed clinics will be held in the library vestibule. Email the seed library coordinators the name(s) of the seeds you want from their list, and they will book you in to a one-on-one time slot for seed pick-up. The Seed Clinics will also give you the opportunity to ask them questions, chat about seed saving and receive seed saving information. Find out more.

 

 

 

 

Can Life Adapt: How Will Climate Change Affect Biodiversity in B.C. and Beyond?

Capilano Lecture Series

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

 

We are facing an uncertain future as human-caused climate change drives changes to Earth’s ecosystems. The planet will be altered, but will current biodiversity persist and will ecosystems continue to provide the services essential for humans and other organisms? Using evidence from the past and current research on the natural environment, Tom Flower explores how Earth’s ecosystems and organisms can adapt to climate change. Find out more here.

 

 

Income Tax Clinics

Fridays, February 26 – April 30. 12:30-4:30 pm

 

A free tax clinic for eligible clients. Registration is Required. Call the library to book an appointment: 604.886.2130.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Programs:

 

Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link

 

French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays

February 11 & 25, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link

 

 


Library News and Views

 

 

Annual Report 2020

 

Find our Annual Report for 2020 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling all Magazine Fans!

Heads up, all RbDigital Users!

Due to Overdrive's purchase of RBDigital, you can access all your eBooks, eAudiobook, and now eMagazines in one handy app. Choose either Overdrive or Libby to for all your digital reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Library Lowdown

 

 

It's Library Listopia on the Library Lowdown. Find the Top 10 Books of 2020 and the Kanopy Top 10 featured in our latest blog post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black History Month

Check out these great reads for both kids and adults in honour of Black History Month.and celebrate diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom to Read Week


“Censorship is the child of fear and the father of ignorance.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak

Freedom to Read Week is from February 21 – February 27. This is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom.

You can read more about Freedom to Read as well as find a whole list of banned and challenged books here. “A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” ― Jo Godwin

 

 

 


 

 

Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens

 

Virtual Storytime

Thursdays

 

Tune in every Thursday for songs, rhymes and stories for the whole family. Find all our videos here.

 

 

 

 

 

Tween Book Club

Wednesday, February 24, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Via Zoom

Join the Tween Book Club! You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or check the catalogue for an e-book. This month we’ll be reading Christine Day’s I Can Make This Promise the story of a girl who discovers her Native American identity and a box full of family secrets.

Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in person for the Zoom ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Book Club

Thursday, February 25, 3:30 - 4: 30pm

Via Zoom

Join the Teen Book Club! You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or check the catalogue for an e-book. This month we’ll be reading Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X the story of a young girl in Harlem who discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in person for the Zoom ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take and Make: Paper Circuit Valentines

February 1 - 14 or while supplies last

Learn how to create a paper circuit with this DIY crafting kit. Kit includes materials and instructions to make your own light up Valentine’s Day card. Pick a kit up at the library. Available while supplies last, only one kit per card. Recommended for ages 8+

 

What is a paper circuit? A paper circuit is a low-voltage electronic circuit that is created on paper or cardboard using conductive copper tape, LEDs and a power source such as a coin-cell battery. Creating paper circuits is a good way to teach the basics of electricity and how circuits function.

 

 

 

Coming in March!

 

 

 

Kallie George, Elphinstone Secondary graduate and author of the acclaimed Magical Animal Adoption Agency series, is back for a three part writer’s workshop. In this series participants will be guided to write their own story under the tutelage of Kallie herself. Space is limited, open to ages 6-12. Participants must commit to all three workshops: Wednesday March 3rd, 10th and 17th on Zoom

 

Registration opens February 1st. Register by phone (604-886-2130), email, or in-person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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